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Times Echo and Life / Uttoxeter

September 12, 2019

Keep fats and grease out of sewage system

A WATER treatment company is appealing for customers to not put unsavoury liquids down the drain. The team at Severn Trent’s Uttoxeter Sewage Treatment Works deals with the sort of things that most people don’t want to think about. But, recently, as well as the usual waste coming into the works, they have had to deal with the triple threat of fats, oils and greases, also known as 'FOG'.

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September 5, 2019

Digger stolen and attempted sheep theft

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a digger was stolen from an East Staffordshire area. The vehicle was taken from the area of Kingstone over the weekend. A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Between 7pm on August 29 and 8am on August 30 unknown persons have broken into a compound in the Kingstone area and have stolen a digger.

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August 29, 2019

Bus route diverted due to “inconsiderate” parking

A BUS service which provides many East Staffordshire residents the means of getting to a town centre is diverting its route due to problematic parking. Trent Barton's 'swift service' will not pass through Park Street in Uttoxeter as of Sunday, September 1, with the company saying that parking is making the route impassible for buses. A spokesperson for Trent Barton told the Times and Echo: “Due to ongoing problems getting past parked cars on Park Street in Uttoxeter, our swift service will instead use Ashbourne Road and Cheadle Road from Sunday, September 1 to ensure we can deliver the consistent and punctual timetable that our customers rely upon.

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August 22, 2019

Cheadle and Uttoxeter on James’ campaign route

AN ENGLISH teacher will be visiting the Moorlands and East Staffordshire as part of his campaign to 'Save The NHS'. James Corbett, an English Teacher from Chester, is currently walking from Glasgow’s Royal Children’s Hospital to the Houses of Parliament in order to protest the “creeping privatisation of the NHS.” James said: “The 2012 Health and Social Care act erased the Government’s responsibility to keep the NHS as free at point of use.

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August 15, 2019

Pavements are obstructed with overgrown hedges

AN APPEAL has been made for an authority to tend to overgrown pathways in a town. The call comes from a resident of Uttoxeter, who wishes to remain anonymous, who contacted the Times & Echo with his concerns over overgrown hedges in Pinfold Street. He said: “I usually walk to St Mary's Church from 'Birdland' down the popular route of Balance Hill across the railway crossing and up Pinfold Street.

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August 15, 2019

Head shave helps charity smash £1,000 fundraising target

A CHARITY shop employee underwent a head-shave last Wednesday for a cause that helps children who suffer with mental health illness.  Aaron Pointer from Uttoxeter’s Barnardo’s branch took to the shaver as part of the charity’s fund-raising season in aid of SOLAR, the specialist service for kids with mental health difficulties.   A 'Guess The Bear' competition also ran at the charity shop from July to August with car washes and basic sales also raising money for the cause. 

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August 15, 2019

Police release CCTV footage after burglary

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in East Staffordshire. The incident happened a couple of weeks ago in Uttoxeter town centre and Staffordshire Police have released an image to help with their enquiries into the incident which involved £250 in cash being stolen.

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August 8, 2019

Cash boost for cadets thanks to RBL

A YOUTH organisation has had a cash boost thanks to a community fund-raising group. Uttoxeter Army Cadets have recently been presented with £500 by the Royal British Legion. The funds are set to help pay for new equipment at the unit. The Army Cadet Force has been part of the East Staffordshire town for more than 70 years. The national organisation has been around since 1859, and has the motto of 'Inspire to Achieve.'

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August 8, 2019

Food bank appeals for donations

A FOODBANK in East Staffordshire said it is currently low on stock primarily due to a supermarket halting its collection for the local organisation. The Uttoxeter Foodbank run by Renew Church, has provided food and toiletries for “needy-families” in and around the town since 2015. However, the resource said it is currently “running low on certain items” with this “primarily down to ASDA supermarket no longer collecting for our local food bank in their store.”

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August 1, 2019

Knight in Slimming World armour reaches semi finals

A 58-YEAR-OLD from East Staffordshire made it to the semi-finals of a national weight-loss competition after losing 12 stone and 13 pounds. Steven Knight, from Abbots Bromley, reached the semi-finals of Slimming World's 'Man of the Year 2019' after slashing his weight from 26 stone and nine pounds to 13 stone and ten pounds. Steven, who attends Slimming World classes in Uttoxeter, said: “I was encouraged to join Slimming World by my two daughters Lynne and Sally.

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July 25, 2019

Uttoxeter resident reaches 100 milestone

A RESIDENT from East Staffordshire celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday as five generations of family came together to mark the occasion. Emily Rawlinson, who lives at Hermitage Residential Home in Uttoxeter, had a relaxing day with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and also had a special visit from the Uttoxeter Town Mayor Sue McGarry, in the afternoon. Born in Stone, Emily spent most of her life in Birmingham where she worked her way up to becoming the manager of an adult training centre for mentally and physically handicapped people before retiring aged 65.

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July 25, 2019

Shopper saves man’s life in supermarket

AN ALERT member of an East Staffordshire community group saved a man's life after he collapsed in a supermarket last Tuesday afternoon. Kerry Tillson, an adult instructor of the Uttoxeter Army Cadets, was out shopping with her partner when a middle-aged man suffered a seizure in Uttoxeter's Asda, on July 16. The qualified first aid instructor rushed to help the gentleman by putting him in the recovery position whilst another customer called 999, relaying information to the ambulance service.

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